Quadrivial Quandary:  Logophiles, Rejoice!  Each day we give you four unusual words.  Can you fit them all in one illustrative sentence?

Attempts to resolve the Quandary:


Afraid that his concupiscent musings might repel rather than intrigue his paramours back home, the soujourning cryptographer decided to pass the text of his libido through a 256-bit AES cipher before scribbling it on the various tourist postcards he had picked up at the airport. (by Rudi)


The most brazenly concupiscent of the male cryptographers at Bletchley Park was the shift-leader Mannering, whose persistent attentions repelled all the female staff, many of whom became eager for their sojourn to end. (by Et Seqq)


“Your concupiscence is conspicuously consanguineous”, Wilma said to her first cousin Manfred as she tried to repel him, but he had no understanding for such cryptographic words and he insisted that she should sojourn at his house for a weekend together. (by Sami)


During his sojourn on Mypos, the celebrated cryptographer Friedhelm Blöbel brought his formidable skills to bear on the ancient coded text "Cupid's Concupiscent Concubine," which tells of a conflicted courtesan who, despite her love for the god Eros, nevertheless repels his advances, claiming that "thy breath, my lord, leaves much to be desired/though piercing shaft from thy long bow be fired." (by saintdufus)
The Quandary for Wednesday, May 25, 2011 consisted of: Challenge: use all four words together in one illustrative sentence.

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